* Because it self-anchors and is balanced by the countervailing barbs
, no knots are required
Feathers derive from a complex process of morphogenesis inside embryonic feather filaments that begins with the formation of barb
ridges and terminates with the formation of barbs
, free in plumulaceous feathers and regularly joined to a rachis in pennaceous feathers (Lucas & Stettenheim, 1972; Chuong & Widelitz, 1999; Prum & Dyck, 2003; Sawyer & Knapp, 2003).
It failed - one of the barbs
became detached, breaking the circuit - and the animal ran off.
3 Sandwich the clamps around the barbs
and tighten the screws snugly.
Schmidt and his colleagues at the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Md., recently developed an instrument for stripping a feather's quill of its fibrous barbs
. It's a contraption much like a paper shredder but a "high-precision shredder," says Schmidt.
Schmidt and his team at the ARS developed an efficient method for sorting quill from barb
in chopped feather.
But Lochhead's structure is so awkward -- the putative revelations so contrived -- that one ends up irritated by the authorial gerrymandering rather than drawn into Barbs
' readily identifiable plight.
As seen in the movie's trailer released on Friday, Barbs
sets out on her own adventure such as joining a beauty pageant and transitioning into a man.
Even then, accidental contact with barbs
results in torn clothing and occasional minor injury.
It has been suggested rather that the injuries are a side effect of other benefits the males reap from the barbs
. Now, for the first time, we are able to show that this is the case," says Arnqvist.
The lice hide between the barbs
sprouting from the central shaft, reports Moyer's Utah colleague Sarah Al-Tamimi.
'I really think Martin del Rosario can pull [off] Barbs
One doesn't have to be a farm or ranch boy to know what barbed
wire is; even the most-citified people have gotten pants caught on the prickly barbs
that fence off farm and other property across the United States.